Old age should be calculated by how many years a person has left to live
People aren’t old until they are within 10 to 15 years of dying, scientists say
Based on average life expectancy, women are ‘old’ at 73 and men at 70
Middle age also starts later; a 60-year-old is now middle-aged, experts said
Fiona Macrae Science Correspondent For The Daily Mail
The average life expectancy for women in the UK is 82.8 years, meaning British females needn’t consider themselves old until they are 72 or 73.
Similarly, with male life expectancy at 79 years, men don’t become old until they are close to 70.
And if old age starts later, by definition, middle-age does too.
Researcher Dr Sergei Scherbov, said: ‘Age can be measured as the time already lived or it can be adjusted taking into account the time left to live.
Continue reading 60 IS THE NEW MIDDLE-AGE!
By Jeremy Burbank, VP, The Demand Institute and Nielsen, and Louise Keely, President, The Demand Institute, and Senior VP, Nielsen
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Continue reading Uncommon Sense: Most Baby Boomers are Not Downsizing (Quite the Contrary)
Study finds diet that gives brain fuel to repair age-related damage.
A high-fat diet can postpone brain aging in mice, a new study has found, but the results may also help fight Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Researchers have discovered that a high-fat diet — from fatty acids contained in coconut oil, or similar — gives brain cells extra fuel to burn, which helps its repair mechanism work more efficiently. Continue reading THE DIET THAT POSTPONES BRAIN AGING